How to Apply

Lamar Institute of Technology requires all students applying for aid to file the General Financial Aid Application. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should request the Scholarship Application. Students should be aware that scholarship funds are limited and that recipients normally must have a grade point average in excess of 2.50 to be considered.

Students wishing to apply for grants, loans and/or work-study employment must also file the free application for Federal Student Aid with the Department of Education to determine the degree of need. Since the processing of this form requires between four and six weeks, those students planning to meet the April 1 deadline should file about March 1.

Direct Deposit Requirements

As mandated by the Texas State University System (T.S.U.S.), in an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, the use of manual/paper checks has been discontinued. Effective September 1, 2007 students will be required to establish an account and/or provide banking information to LIT in order to satisfy direct deposit requirements. Students need to bring their banking information (a letter from their bank or a Voided check) to the Cashier’s Office.

When to apply

Applications for need-based financial assistance should be completed by April 1 for the following academic year. Notification of awards will be mailed in late spring and early summer. The Institute will continue to award student aid as long as funds are available. The most desirable types of aid, however, are normally expended early. Therefore, students should make every effort to meet the April 1 deadline. Applications for scholarships should be completed by February 15 for the following year. Completed applications should be forwarded to the Student Financial Aid Office at the Institute of Technology along with a copy of the student's most recent academic transcript.